Some things just get better with age. Or at least our appreciation of them grows.
The former Ohio State Reformatory at Mansfield, best known as the location for the film Shawshank Redemption, gets new life with the upcoming filming there and in central Ohio of the Sylvester Stallone action film Escape Plan 3. It will also star Dave Bautista, who played Drax in the Guardians of the Galaxy franchise.
Chart-topping performer Nick Jonas will make a return engagement for the 20th annual New Albany Classic Invitational Grand Prix & Family Day on Sept. 24 to benefit the Center for Family Safety and Healing at Nationwide Children’s Hospital. Jonas helped launch the Classic’s concert series when he performed as part of the Jonas Brothers in 2007.
Another classic who is also a class act is featured at the annual Breakfast with the Bishop the morning of Sept. 8 at the Renaissance Columbus Downtown. Columbus City Auditor Hugh Dorrian, who is wrapping up his unprecedented 12th term in office, will join The Most Reverend Frederick F. Campbell, Bishop of Columbus, at the Catholic Social Services fundraiser to support programs that help families thrive and assist seniors to live independent, connected lives. See our profile of Dorrian in the September issue of Columbus CEO.
Old generals don’t fade away. They come to New Albany as part of two renowned speaker series presented by the New Albany Foundation. Retired four-star Army general and former Secretary of State Colin Powell is featured in the 2017 Remarkable Evening on Dec. 5 while retired generals Michael Hayden, Stanley McChrystal and Peter Pace—each with additional stellar credentials—are part of the 2017-2018 Jefferson Series lineup.
We think Columbus CEO is special to be celebrating its Silver Anniversary of serving as your trusted business resource next month, but the Women’s Board of Nationwide Children’s Hospital has us beat by a full century! The board is searching for memorabilia to help commemorate its longevity. Former board members are also encouraged to make plans to participate in the Oct. 20 celebration.